Education and Training
APWA and Government Fleet Magazine (GFM) have a collaborative agreement for sharing of resources and education for the benefit of fleet professionals. GFM publishes a print magazine eight times per year and an electronic newsletter three times a week. GFM provides public fleet services education through Government Fleet Expo (GFX), Fleet Technology Expo, webcasts, and regional workshops. GFM also has a rich library of usable fleet documents, templates, job specs and manuals as well as a robust public fleet awards program that recognizes top fleet professionals and departments in public fleet.
The Canadian School of Public Services offers a number of on site and online courses which may be of interes to public works professionals. A number of on-line courses are free of charge.
FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI), in Emmitsburg, Maryland, offers training on topics related to floodplain management, mitigation, and construction, including the basic CRS course (E278). These are oriented to local building, zoning, planning, and engineering officials. Tuition is free for state and local government officials, travel stipends are available, and on-campus lodging is free. Free transportation is provided from the airport to the campus and back to the airport. The only out-of-pocket expense is a meal ticket—all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
In line with APWA's Mission to promote professional excellence, understanding of and competency and credibility in public works, APWA is pleased to offer information on graduate studies opportunities designed specifically for public works professionals. The University of Nebraska-Omaha and Norwich University both offer online MPA programs with Concentrations in Public Works.
This presentation provides infomration on the FEMA EMI Higher Education Program.
The aim of the Emergency Management Higher Education Program is promoting college-based emergency management education for future emergency managers and other interested personnel.
The Public Works Historical Society has compiled a list of education programs which share a public works and historial prespective.
Archive of monthly Preparedness calls
Archive of webinars addressing a variety of topics which can be used in your community.
Independent Study course IS-100.PWb - Introduction to the Incident Command System for Public Works
TwHP program has posted two on-line lesson plans based on historic places, The Greatest Dam in the World: Building Hoover Dam and Making the Desert Bloom: The Rio Grande Project.
Findings of the American Public Works Administration Educational Outreach Task Force.
The Wildfire Magazine web site includes a complete downloadable issue of the magazine as well as individual articles and the Wildfire On-line Bookstore, which carries books, videos, and software addressing wildfires.
West Virginia University web site with links to the National Environmental Training Center for Small Communities, National Small Flows Clearinghouse, National Drinking Water Clearinghouse, and National Onsite (wastewater treatment) Demonstration Project. All of these web sites offer training and information for small and rural communities.